The Secretary of State to the Minister in Bolivia (Jenkins)
181. Your 255, September 18, 4 p.m., and 262, September 23, 3 p.m. You are requested to deliver the following message to Dr. Ostria Gutiérrez on behalf of the Under Secretary:
“Your Excellency’s personal message of September 18 was awaiting me on my recent return to Washington. I heartily concur in your view that the development of the long-term plan of collaboration between our two countries which is envisaged in communications which have been exchanged between our two Governments and in the conversations which I have had the privilege of holding with the Bolivian Minister in Washington, Dr. Luis Fernando Guachalla, should be expedited. I wish to assure you that my Government is proceeding with all possible speed in the selection of the experts who will conduct the different surveys contemplated by our two Governments. A mining expert has already been selected and should reach Bolivia within the next few days. I hope shortly to be in a position to send you specific information regarding our progress in completing our share of the cooperative program upon which we have agreed and the carrying out of which is in my opinion destined to exert so beneficial an effect upon the economic relations between our two countries and upon the development of the national economy and national resources of Bolivia.
“I look back with great pleasure upon our association together at the meeting in Panamá of the Foreign Ministers of the American Republics and hope to have the privilege of continuing our friendly relations in the days to come.”
You may also inform Dr. Ostria Gutiérrez that the Under Secretary perceives no objection to the publication of this exchange of correspondence. Please wire proposed date of release.72
- In telegram No. 268, September 29, noon, the Minister reported that the date of release would be September 30 (824.50/26).↩